Austin, TX — May 7, 2022 — Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is recalling 48,184 2018–2022 Tesla Model 3 compact sedans whose unit of speed might not appear on the speedometer. The risk of a crash increases if the driver is not aware of how fast the vehicle is traveling.
The subject vehicles have a function called Tesla Track Mode, which is set to increase its driving performance when driving on “closed circuit courses.”
In this mode, the unit of speed, i.e. miles per hour (mph) or kilometers per hour (km/h), may not be displayed on the speedometer even though the speed itself does appear. This is due to a firmware issue.
The driver may not know how fast the vehicle is traveling which increases the risk of a crash.
Other recent Tesla recalls
In April, there was a Tesla Model 3 recall due to a faulty pedestrian warning system. The April recall superseded another recall issued in February this year.
In February, multiple models were recalled because their windshields may fail to defrost or defog, reducing the driver’s visibility and increasing the risk of injury or a crash.
Prior to that, over 817,000 Tesla cars were recalled for a seatbelt chime fault. The system failed to remind the driver to wear the seatbelt, increasing the risk of injury to those in and around the subject vehicles.
Tesla will perform a free over-the-air (OTA) update to resolve the issue.
Owners can expect to receive further communication from Tesla regarding the repair program by June 6, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
Nearly 50,000 Tesla vehicles are included in this Tesla speedometer recall. To do a Tesla recall check, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.